Orange Netball Association will be on ice for at least a further 10 weeks in the wake of a directive from Netball NSW, confirming the current restrictions surrounding playing and training won't be lifted until at least Monday June 29.
Netball NSW CEO Brooke Campbell issued a statement to ONA on Wednesday night with all up-to-date information regarding the coronavirus crisis and the ongoing affect its having on the sport.
"The Board and Management of Netball NSW have been continuing to closely monitor developments with regard to the COVID-19 pandemic since our Memo entitled "Netball NSW COVID-19 Response" issued on 16 March 2020," Campbell said.
"Netball NSW has continued our scenario planning to prepare for what the 2020 season might look like subject to the status of the public health advice by certain milestones.
"Everyone would appreciate that there is still a lot we do not know about how Australia may be impacted by this pandemic moving forward, and how all tiers of Government may need to respond."
(We'll meet) next week to plan how a deferred competition could run.ONA president Jane Dennis
The current NSW Public Health (COVID-19 Restrictions on Gathering and Movement) Order 2020 is in force until Monday, 29 June 2020.
Netball NSW confirmed the suspension of all netball activities must therefore continue until at least that date, unless the NSW Government decides to lift the Public Health Order earlier.
ONA president Jane Dennis says the plan for now is to begin to brainstorm the feasibility of a shortened season, starting with a board meeting next week.
"Orange Netball Association committee will seek to meet with club delegates next week to plan how a deferred competition could be run in 2020," she said.
The 2020 ONA winter season was schedule to start in May.
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